Alejandro Santo Domingo

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Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila
Born (1977-02-13) 13 February 1977 (age 45)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American/Colombian
Education Hotchkiss School
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Business executive, financier
Net worth $4.6 billion (March 2015)[1]
Parent(s) Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Beatrice Dávila
Relatives Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. (half-brother), Andres Santo Domingo (brother), Tatiana Santo Domingo (niece), Julio Mario Santo Domingo, III (nephew)

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila (born 13 February 1977) is a Colombian-American financier and philanthropist.

Early life and education

He is the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo y Pumarejo and his second wife, Colombian socialite Beatrice Dávila. He is the brother of Andres Santo Domingo Dávila and half-brother of Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. Braga (1958 – March 2009), who was the only child of Julio Mario Santo Domingo and his first wife, Brazilian socialite Edyala Braga.

He was educated at the Hotchkiss School, followed by a bachelor of arts degree in History from Harvard University.[2][3]

Career

His work centers on managing his family's conglomerate, the Santo Domingo Group. He is the chairman of Grupo Empresarial Bavaria S.A., a privately owned subsidiary of SABMiller, of which he is vice-chairman for Latin America. His partner is his maternal cousin, Carlos Alejandro Pérez Dávila, a former Goldman Sachs investment banker who helps him manage the family portfolio.[3] Along with said cousin, he is also the managing director of the New York-based Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc.[2] In 2009, Santo Domingo was elected to the Board of Trustees on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[4]

Philanthropy

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Colombia's Endeavor, an international non-profit development organization that finds and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets and is member of the Latin America Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy. He also serves on the Board of Directors of DKMS Americas, a non-profit organization and the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. With over 3.6 million registered donors, Delete Blood Cancer is leading the fight against blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow, and save lives. [5] He is active in the family’s foundation, which is a major player in helping Colombia’s poor. He is also a generous donor and has championed ecological and conservancy causes.

Personal life

Santo Domingo has a house in Southampton, New York. He has a reputation for being a warm, caring person. Evidence of this, perhaps, can be seen in his charitable efforts. During the years he has been seen with several famous socialite girlfriends, which have included heiress Amanda Hearst, editor Karen Larrain and models Eugenia Silva and Julie Henderson.[6]

On 14 July 2015 his official engagement to Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley, daughter of Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington and great-great-granddaughter of the late German emperor Wilhelm II was announced; the wedding is scheduled for early 2016.[7]

References

  1. "Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila". Forbes. Retrieved 8 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Children of Fortune", Vanity Fair (June 2009 edition); accessed 3 May 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tully, Kathryn: "Outside interests," The Guardian
  4. Metropolitan Museum of Art website; accessed 3 May 2014.
  5. DKMS Americas website; accessed 3 May 2014.
  6. "Engaged! Inside Alejandro Santo Domingo and Lady Charlotte Wellesley's Romance". Avenuemagazine. Retrieved 16 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Mr A. Santo Domingo and Lady Charlotte Wellesley". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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